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List Rules Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars currently playing. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider: number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best active player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title—such as Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook—have become favorites as well.

Who's the best player in the NBA today? More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

 

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1
36,208 13,471
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
24,666 16,253
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

3
29,072 18,027
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
22,093 14,295
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
22,307 8,727
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
17,870 7,552
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
19,623 10,112
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
18,317 7,184
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
14,184 2,433
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
12,085 11,604
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
9,948 5,696
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

12
11,371 7,695
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

13
8,296 7,373
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,309 4,464
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,481 5,891
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
9,841 5,163
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

17
8,924 4,135
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

18
6,937 9,131
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
5,538 1,137
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
8,109 11,743
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
6,871 5,226
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,738 2,118
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
5,117 1,450
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

24
5,247 5,050
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

25
6,056 6,501
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
4,284 1,285
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

27
2,104 396
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

28
3,446 939
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

29
2,418 533
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

30
5,035 4,138
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

31
4,303 2,236
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

32
5,926 9,003
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

33
4,145 2,166
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

34
3,765 3,082
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

35
3,484 1,135
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

36
2,593 982
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

37
3,518 1,959
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

38
6,474 5,546
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

39
3,756 4,895
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

40
2,893 1,389
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

41
3,288 2,022
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

42
1,266 326
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

43
3,080 1,494
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

44
3,766 2,788
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,501 3,485
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
907 231
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

47
5,132 7,165
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

48
3,610 5,714
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

49
4,235 5,193
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

50
2,995 2,541
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat